Year 1976 Block Optic
UNIT 'COMPACT'

compact

The first BLOCK examination unit. Manual, for 2 or 3 large ophthalmic devices

Year 1981 Block Optic
UNIT 'DUOLINE VARIO'

duoline vario

First unit for wheelchair patients

Year 1986 Block Optic
UNIT 'INNOVA'

innova

First unit with room light control
and motorised phoropter rail

Year 1992 Block Optic
CHAIR 'INNOVA HT'

innova ht

First patient chair with
Special mechanism for rolling away

Year 1996 Block Optic
MSB

MSB

First computer-controlled electronics
with modem for remote diagnosis

Year 2002 Block Optic
JADE

jade

Swivel unit for small examination rooms

Year 2004 Block Optic
POLAPHOR®

polaphor

Multi-eye test device

Year 2010 Block Optic
IDEO®

ideo

Height-adjustable swivel unit

Year 2012 Block Optic
CHAIR SHIFT

stuhlverschiebung

Wireless mechanical chair shifting,
easily rollable in any direction

Year 2016 Block Optic
BINOPHOR®

binophor

Innovative insight device

Year 2017 Block Optic
MINIPHOR® 2 LIGHT/3D

miniphor

Testing of visual performance in the near vision range binocularly and monocularly

COMPANY CHRONICLE

In 1974, the BLOCK company began trading in ophthalmic equipment and instruments. In the same year, the range was expanded to include a range of furnishings. From then on, ophthalmologists and opticians were offered both the entire range of ophthalmic devices and instruments as well as complete interior furnishings such as floor coverings, curtains and furniture, sanitary objects, tiles, lamps, partitions, doors and ceilings. In addition, a separate planning and customer service department was created. With this step, BLOCK was one of the first companies in the ophthalmic industry in Germany to specialise in the complete furnishing and equipping of ophthalmologists and opticians.

Over the years, BLOCK quality units such as CT, Vario, Duoline, Titan, Opal, Onyx, Jade, Solitair or – as the latest member of a comprehensive product range – the refraction unit Innovario have been developed in cooperation with ophthalmologists and opticians. In addition, BLOCK produces phoropter rails, phoropter arms, electrical instrument carriers, mirror systems and contact lens tables. The production of customised furniture and registration counters, filing cabinets, sideboards, desks and desk substructures is also very important.

The number of employees in the BLOCK Group with sales, administration and production has – in line with its development – grown considerably since the early years. Engineers, mechatronics technicians, designers, programmers, technicians, mechanics, electronics technicians and carpenters help to ensure that the entire BLOCK product range is manufactured to first-class quality. The commercial staff ensure smooth, perfectly organised sales at home and abroad. Our own development and production department creates technically and ergonomically innovative concepts and takes care of their realisation. Trend-setting solutions are created in cooperation with employed and freelance architects and designers.

OUR COMMITMENT - SUSTAINABILITY

Our examination units are made from durable materials.
Used units are reconditioned by us and made
available to you again.